Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe – Step by Step Guide

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe – Step by Step Guide: This cut of pork is very lean and doesn’t have much fat on it. It can be hard to keep it fresh and juicy. Except if you know these steps for making the best roasted pork tenderloin.

This doesn’t need a specific method; you just need to know how to cook it best. There are no rules about the tastes, but here are some ideas. When we make pork tenderloin with peppers and onions, we use the same process.

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe – Step by Step Guide


  • 2 (1 to 1 1/2-pound) pork tenderloins (also called pork fillet)
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons seasoning blend/rub of your choice, fresh or dried
  • 3/4 cup wine, broth, apple cider or a combination
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


Step 1: Season the Pork

It’s best to pat the pork dry and then season it with a lot of salt and pepper. The salt and pepper will stick better if you pat the meat dry. It also means that the meat will cook more quickly in the pan with less bubbling.

Step 2: Brown the Pork in a Skillet

Every time we cook pork, we sear it on all sides first. When it’s ready, put it in a hot pan. Our cast iron skillet works great for this. Cook them on all sides until they turn golden brown. It’s okay if the middle of the pork is still raw.The pork is ready to go into the oven when it’s cooked on all sides.When we make pork chops, we use the same method!

Now is the time to add any herbs or spices you want to use.You could have put herbs on the pork before you seared it, but that could have burned them. By adding the herbs after grill and before baking, they will still taste good and not turn brown and bitter.

Searing Pork Tenderloin with Herbs

Step 3: Finish in the Oven

We put the pork into a hot oven to finish cooking it. The oven is kept very hot, and the pork is cooked for 15 to 20 minutes.

When you stick an internal thermometer into the middle part of the pork, it should read between 145 and 150 degrees F. That means the pork will be juicy and have a little pink in the middle. Don’t like the pink? Cook it a little longer, but don’t let it get too done.

We use the same method in our Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe: season, sear, and then finish in the oven until the chicken is fully cooked. It cooks chicken just right, making the skin crispy and the meat juicy.

Step 4: Make a Quick Pan Sauce

To get the most juice out of your pork tenderloin, make a quick pan sauce.Place this in the same pan that you used to cook the pork. Now add about 3/4 cup of liquid. You could use wine, chicken stock, veggie stock, beef broth, or apple cider. That’s what we used. Once the liquid has been cut in half, add a tablespoon of butter and stir it in.

How to Make Pork Tenderloin

Flavor Combinations

You may already have a bunch of spice rubs that you haven’t used all the way through in your pantry. Here are some ways to use them in this recipe. Our method calls for pork, a pepper rub, and a liquid to clear out the pan so that the sauce can be made.

  • A spicy rub with pepper, garlic, maybe some chipotle + Apple Cider, Apple Juice or Cranberry Juice
  • Chicken Seasoning + Chicken Stock
  • Steak Seasoning + Red Wine or Beef Broth
  • Rosemary or Thyme Blends + Dry White Wine, Dry Red Wine, Beef Broth or Chicken Stock
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